Book-a-Day #Giveaway! Braided Secrets by Theresa Schimmel

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Braided Secrets is told through the voices of two sisters in a close-knit Catholic family in 1963. A family drama unfolds when Maggie falls in love with an older man and the protective father forbids her to see him. As the younger sister, Petey, says, “Looking back, I wish I could erase that Sunday when it all started.”  Instead, events take a tragic and unpredictable course that almost unravels the family, challenges their faith, and threatens the close bond between the sisters.

This debut novel has been recommended by readers as a must-read for adults and young adults alike. “The author weaves together an amazing story of a loving Catholic family trying to live during a tumultuous changing time. While reading, you genuinely feel like you have been ‘braided’ into the fabric of the story by the richness of the characters, the complex problems, and the warmth of the Donovan family.…Braided Secrets is a story about much more than human sexuality, and family secrets. When you read it – it will change you forever.”

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Theresa Schimmel is the author of three children’s books, numerous short stories and poems. She is a member of the Association of Rhode Island Authors. She lives and writes in her home town of Wakefield, RI. Her books are available through her website as well as through Amazon.

You can WIN a copy of this book! Just leave a comment below. One winner will be chosen at random and the author will contact you directly. Contest ends one week after publication.

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17 Comments

Braided Secrets sounds like a fabulous read which many can relate to…

Sounds very interesting. I was aided in Catholic family in the 60′ and 70’s.

Congrats on your first “adult” novel. Looking forward to reading it.

Lately I’ve been interested in books that are set in historical settings (but still fairly recent). This would be a good one. Thanks for the chance.

Braided secrets sounds great, I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you

This book sounds like a really terrific story.

Looking forward to this month of Little Rhody Writers!!
This looks to be a great place to start! Might even hit very close to home…..

Sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to win a copy.

Sounds very interesting as one who also was raised Catholic in the early 40s and 50s. Best of luck to you with your first novel. I will add it to my reading list, when I am not writing myself.

IT does sound like an incredible story. I hope to read it.

The story sounds wonderful! I’ll add it to my reading list!
thank you 🙂

Well that post certainly piqued my interest. Sounds like a fascinating book.

Looking forward to reading this as it seems like I can relate as it takes place a couple of years after graduating from HS

As someone raised Catholic in a large family during this era, this sounds like a story that will resonate deeply.

Sounds like a story that I can relate too. I am interested.

Sounds great, thanks Martha!

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